Definitions of chelate
  1. noun
    a heterocyclic compound having a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions
    synonyms: chelate compound
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    type of:
    heterocycle, heterocyclic, heterocyclic compound
    a compound containing a heterocyclic ring
  2. verb
    form a chelate, in chemistry
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    type of:
    constitute, form, make
    to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
  3. adjective
    relating to or characterized by chelation
    synonyms: chelated
  4. adjective
    having or resembling chelae or claws
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